Distressed mom fears son will be danger to himself, society when he ages out of B.C. care

Vancouver Sun. Dec. 21, 2016

At just four years old, he was hearing voices and telling his mother that aliens were abducting him at night. At nine, he was admitted to the psychiatric unit at B.C. Children’s Hospital because he was suicidal and obsessed with violence.

Now 17, A. is a prisoner at the Burnaby Youth Detention Centre. He led a riot at the jail last summer. As a young offender, A. can’t be named, but he’s been in government care for about eight years, ever since his threats against his younger brother and violence to the family pets got to be too much for his mom and stepdad to handle…

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